The Bennett Apartments
20-30 E. Morris Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Style: Art Deco
Research by Tim Tielman
During the great Depression (1929-1940), what little housing was built in Buffalo (and generally throughout the U.S.) was in the form of apartments using Art Deco design.
Construction: Steel with brick facing: cream-colored brick with brown brick trim
Apartments extend from E. Morris to Benwood Aves. Photograph from E. Morris.
Note horizontal groups of six string courses juxtaposed to vertical bands on left side of building and the vertical entrance bayson far right
Detail from previous photo: vertical bands on side of building.
Entrance bay helps give the appearance of verticality, one of the features of Art Deco. The stylized tree of life motif further emphasizes verticality
Round canopy over entrance continues the brown horizontal band motif.
Bays are created by relatively slight projection of bricks
Horizontal string courses are created by change in brick color and slight projection of bricks
Photos and their arrangement © 2002 Chuck LaChiusa